EA Announces Subscription-Based Service for Xbox One|
EA has announced that they will have a subscription-based service for Xbox One. This new program will give users unlimited access to favorite EA games such as Battlefield 4, FIFA14, and Madden NFL 25.
Here are additional details about the service:
· The first game available in an early trial version will be Madden 15, which will be out before its August launch.
· The program does not change EA's current plans for demo/beta access to games. An EA representative says, "Traditional demos and betas will still exist."
· Digital content such as DLC and maps will be sold separately, but at a 10% discount. An EA representative clarified, "Once you purchase any DLC, it is yours to own, even if your membership lapses. All of your progression is retained."
· Games can be downloaded, not streamed, and the system saves players' game progress. "Even if you lapse as a member, and then decide to come back, you'd be able to pick up where you left off," says a company representative.
The subscription will be available for $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year for Xbox One owners, who will get access to 'The Vault', where more games can be downloaded and played at no additional cost.
Starting today, EA Access beta can be availed by a limited number of players, and EA has confirmed that the final launch date will be "soon".